Giving Compounded

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | No Comments

I can hear him and picture him, as if he were in the room with me, “You’ve gotta give, give, give before you get, get, get!” I can’t help but smile when I think of Gary Rifkin.  My whole person lights up.  Gary embodies these words, borrowed from Joe Charbonneau.  They are words he lives […]

You Can’t Hide From You

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 | No Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field – I think it was around 2003 (it was definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since) […]

Is Your Philosophy Stuck in Your Head?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | No Comments

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt There’s quite a lot of talk these […]

How Committed Are You?

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | One Comment

We attended the most beautiful wedding this weekend at the Boston Public Library.  As I sat there in the glorious courtyard listening to the most joyous woman I’ve ever seen officiating the ceremony and watching my friends embark on their journey together, I thought about what it means “to commit”.  For real. One of the […]

Setting a New Course

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 | No Comments

One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it makes it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super Objective (what drives me as […]

The Disciplined Path. Because of What It Will Make Of You

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 | One Comment

Discipline.  I’ve never much liked that word.  I wrote a post about my dislike of discipline more than four years ago (you can read that here), and here I am again back at it.  Struggling. A long time ago I heard a Jim Rohn quote that has stuck with me – “Become a millionaire because […]